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Every day, Kiva connects thousands of people to borrowers and partner institutions around the world, working together to create opportunity and alleviate poverty. It only takes $25 to get started.
General StorePhilippinesCrisanta is 39 years old and blessed with four children attending school. Despite the hardship of living, she and her husband wants to educate their children so that they w...Read their story >
CattleUgandaPatrick is an old client who is married with eight children, with three still attending school. He carries out cattle trade as his major source of income; he has done this ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruEriberta is an enterprising woman who is married and lives in Pisco with her family. She has two wonderful children who she strives to take care of day after day, provid...Read their story >
Cheese MakingBoliviaPaulina is a 56-year-old woman, married with no children. She makes cheese. She is a humble, hard-working, strong fighter. Her life revolves around milk production and c...Read their story >
Food StallPhilippinesElena is a 54-year-old, married woman, with three children. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur. Elena has a food stall business in the Philippines. She has request...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Julie, combat poverty daily by making small loans to borrowers around the world. We believe in fair access to affordable capital for people to improve their own lives.
Often only a relatively small amount of money stands in the way of Kiva borrowers and their dreams. Whether it’s a Kenyan farmer who needs $500 in order to double her grain production, or a young Bolivian woman who lacks the $1,500 tuition for nursing school, Kiva lenders provide a hand up to these and countless other borrowers.
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